13 August 2018 Vegetable Juice

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Tomatoes,beet roots, beet tops, kale were processed into Pressure canned juice at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage at room temperature. Thirteen liters of juice was obtained. Annotated pictures depict the process.

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11 August 2018 Dinner

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Took vegetables from the garden and prepared them for a meal. Tomatoes, potatoes, beets, eggplant, green beans, carrots, onion, cucumbers. Some BEEF ribs were cooked in the oven. Beets were boiled, carrots and potatoes and beans were steamed. Eggplant, tomato and onion were fried in butter. No dessert, drink was home juice.

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10 August 2018 Dinner

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Dinner was onion and tomato fried, corn on cob, baked potato, cucumbers in vinegar,sliced tomato. Dessert was fresh blueberries.

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10 August 2018 Hot Peppers

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There are three most prolific hot pepper plants in the garden. The peppers ripen individually throughout the Summer. They are picked as they ripen and kept in the greenhouse to dry, then blended into a powder for table use. The heat does not diminish with time. I have some in a jar and it is as hot three years later as when first placed in the container.

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9 August 2018 Dinner

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Dinner was prepared mostly from fresh garden vegetables. Onion, beetroot, beet tops, tomato, potato, tempeh, Glass of mixed juice. The onion and tomato were a bit overcooked but ingested anyway. Condiment was butter and vinegar for the beet tops. Potato was baked, beets were steamed.

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9 August 2018 Indian Corn

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The small patch of Indian Corn is 12 feet tall. This is excessive and probably indicates too much nitrogen. There are cobs forming so will determine at harvest if the height is detrimental to grain production. The stalks are healthy and good color.

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8 August 2018 Dinner.

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Dinnr. All from the garden. Slice tomato, baked Yukon Gold potato, steamed kale, Mixed juice, piece of tempeh.

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7 August 2018 Sicilian Saucer Tomato

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Three Sicilian Saucer Tomato plants are grown. The tomatoes get quite large and the plants are prolific. The fruit is usually distorted, but sliced have a pleasing texture and are quit tasty.This is the first harvest this year.

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6 August 2018 Dinner

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Dinner from the garden. Green beans, potato, tomato, cucumber, glass of pressure canned mixed juice. Potato oven cooked for 65 minutes at 405F, beans and carrots steamed for 20 minutes. Condiment was butter.

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5 August 2018 Garlic (Trimming for storage)

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The garlic 2018 crop was trimmed for storage. There are 112 blbs, 6510 grams equating to 14 pounds. They are stored in an open container in a root cellar in the basement and they keep for about 6 plus months.

The bulbils were set aside and will be used for growing rounds for next years crop. There are many bulbils in one scape capsule. Some bulbs have a split outer skin which happens if left in the ground.The spit bulbs store exactly like an intact skin. My harvest takes place after splitting, but this year they stopped growing so all did not get split before harvest. I have found the cloves get slightly larger if left in the ground and splitting is allowed to take place. Leaving the scapes on appears to have no effect on bulb size. I don’t use the scapes so leave them on until harvest about mid July in Zone 5.

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